I am a UVM alumna (MA in Greek and Latin, 2000) who returned to Vermont in 2006 after finishing my PhD at Princeton. I teach courses in all levels of Greek and Latin language and literature as well in translation; recent and current courses include Roman Satire, Classical Mythology, Shakespeare and the Classical Tradition, Intermediate Latin, Greek Drama, and Roman Comedy. My academic interests include the late Republican and Augustian periods, Roman epic and elegy (particularly Ovid), Greek and Roman theater, and classical repection. I am also the Magistra Ludorum of the annual Vermont Latin Day and the sponsor of the campus Goodrich Classical Club and Iota chapter of the Eta Sigma Phi national classics honor society. Aside from classics, my interests include science fiction, Shakespeare, cooking, and pop culture entertainment.
Ovid's Women of the Year: Narratives of Roman Identity in the Fasti. University of Michigan Press, August 2016.
"'A Touch Too Cerebral For That Audience': Eulogizing Caesar in Rome." In Rome, Season Two: Trial and Triumph. Monica Cyrino, ed. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2015: 13-24.
"The Longest Night: Time, Plot, and Characterization in Plautus' Amphitruo." New England Classical Journal 42.2 (May 2015): 83-101.
"Labors and Lesson Plans: Educating Young Hercules in Two 1990s Children's Television Programs." Amphora 11.1 (Spring 2014): 1, 6-7.
"Generata e Sanguine: The Motivations of Anna Perenna in Silius Italicus, Punica 8." New England Classical Journal 38.1 (2011): 3-23.
"The Importance of Being Julia: Historical Revision and the Mutable Past in Lucan's Pharsalia." Classical Journal 105.4 (2010): 343-60.
"I Get By With a Little Help From My Friends: The Roles of Heroic Companions in Hercules (2014)." The New Ancient Hero on Screen, An International Conference at the European Cultural Centre of Delphi, 29 June-1 July, 2015, Delphi, Greece.
"Words Fail: Menenius Agrippa in Shakespeare's Coriolanus." 111th Classical Association of the Middle, West, and South Annual Meeting, 25-28 March, 2015, Boulder, CO.
"Unintended Audiences: Ovid and the Tomitans in Ex Ponto 4.13 and 4.14." 146th American Philological Association (Society for Classical Studies) Annual Meeting, 8-11 January, 2015, New Orleans, LA.
"Child's Play: The Education of Young Hercules in Two Children's Television Programs." 110th Classical Association of the Middle, West, and South Annual Meeting, 2-5 April, 2014, Waco, TX.
"Pathei Meth-os: Breaking Bad and Elements of Greek Tragedy." 6th Annual Joint Meeting of the Southwest Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations, 19-22 February, 2014, Albuquerque, NM.
"Salve Puella: Appropriating an Internet Meme for the Latin Classroom." 109th Classical Association of the Middle, West, and South Annual Meeting, 17-20 April, 2013, Iowa City, IA.
"The Edge of Story: Reading the Marginalia in Ben Jonson's Sejanus: His Fall." 106th Annual Classical Association of New England Meeting, 16-17 March, 2012, Needham, MA.
"Pandora's TARDIS: The Case Study of a Classical Myth in Doctor Who." 3rd Annual Joint Meeting of the Southwest Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations, 20-23 April, 2011, San Antonio, TX.
Awards and Recognition
Nominated for the UVM Kroepsch-Maurice Excellence in Teaching Award for 2009,
2010, 2011, 2012.
Associations and Affiliations
Member, CAMWS Development Committee, 2016-present.
Member, CAMWS Resolutions Committee, 2014-2016.
Member, Department of Classics graduate applications committee, Spring 2014-present.
Member, UVM College of Arts and Sciences, APLE/Suiter Committee, 2013-2014.
Member, UVM Honors College, Beinecke Scholarship nomination committee, Spring
Member, UVM College of Arts and Sciences, Curriculum Committee, 2009-2012, 2014-
Member, Department of Classics faculty steering committee for Vermont Latin Day,
2007-present. Magistra Ludorum, 2011, 2015-present.
Faculty advisor to the Goodrich Classical Club and UVM chapter of Eta Sigma Phi,
Spring 2007 to present.
Member, Stinnecke Exam committee, Princeton University Department of Classics, 2007
Member, Committee for exit examination for classics majors, University of Vermont,
- Ph.D. in Classics, Princeton University
- M.A. in Greek and Latin, University of Vermont
- B.A. in English and History, Baylor University (magna cum laude)
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CLAS 042 - Mythology
HCOL 185/186 - Shakespeare and the Classical Tradition
LAT 001 - Elementary Latin
LAT 051 - Intermediate Latin
LAT 227 - Roman Lyric Poets
LAT 252 - Comedy
LAT 255 - Historians of the Empire
LAT 256 - Satire